Heshbon and all its surrounding cities on the plain, including Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
This is what the sovereign Lord says: The enemy has spoken against you, saying “Aha!” and, “The ancient heights 1 have become our property!”’
Now he was acting as the guardian 1 of Hadassah 2 (that is, Esther), the daughter of his uncle, for neither her father nor her mother was alive. 3 This young woman was very attractive and had a beautiful figure. 4 When her father and mother died, Mordecai had raised her 5 as if she were his own daughter.